Husaberg
Go Back   Husaberg Forum > Buy and Sell > Marketplace

Marketplace Business products, services, events, specials, sales


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
September 12th, 2004, 03:36 PM   #1
Moderator
 
Joined: Oct 2002
From: Sunland, CA

Posts: 3,116
Thanks: 10

I Ride:
Front tire rubbing on header of my 2004 FE550

Hi Jedi,

Hey thanks again for the 10% off on the 2004's. I took my 550 out to the desert this weekend for break-in. The bike performed great. Carburetion was spot on, and after riding it for 3 hours one could tell that motor had defifnitley loosened up a bit. The suspension was very plush, a litttle too plush in the front for desert riding, but it would be great at lower speeds.

The only problem I had was when the front suspension got compressed most of the way down I could hear the front tire rubbing a bit on the header. A closer examination after my ride showed a few marks on what would be the right hand header pipe. I have searched the threads on this site and found a post from another guy who bought an 04 550, and he stated in his post that there was some sort of problem with these pipes and that Husaberg had sent him a new set of headers/exhaust (?) very quickly at no charge.

So my questions to you are: #1 Have you heard about this problem before?, and #2 Should I just go to the dealer I bought it from and tell them about it and they will contact you?

I don't mean to be a pain but, I was just trying to speed up the process a little bit.

As I said earlier everything else is great!

Thanks in advance,
DaleEO is offline  
 
October 11th, 2004, 05:06 PM   #2
Moderator
 
Joined: Oct 2002
From: Sunland, CA

Posts: 3,116
Thanks: 10

I Ride:
Well,

It's been a month, warranty now expired, and still have not heard back about the problem mentioned above.

Needless to say, I am a bit disapointed with the response. :P

Am I supposed to come up with my own solution out of my own pocket??
DaleEO is offline  
October 11th, 2004, 06:33 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
FC501EAST's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2002
From: SCARBOROUGH, ME.

Posts: 438
Thanks: 0

I Ride:
tire rubbing

Hi, DaleEO...
I sent you a pm, may point you to a source of help with the rubbing rubber!!
FC501EAST is offline  
October 11th, 2004, 07:21 PM   #4
Site Founder
 
schwim's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 1998
From: NC, US

Posts: 3,147
Thanks: 50

I Ride: Cannondale Scalpel
RE: frustration station

Hi Dale,

I hope you tried to contact BMG in a way other than this site. The distributor's participation here is very spotty to put it mildly, and I would never hinge my maintenance fulfillment on a response from them on this forum.

I'm sorry, if I had seen this post a month ago, I might have been able to save you the problems, but I am spotty as well

thanks,
json
schwim is offline  
October 12th, 2004, 05:02 PM   #5
Member
 
Joined: Jan 2003
From: Marshallville, Ohio

Posts: 69
Thanks: 0

I Ride:
Tire hitting pipe

Yes'
Contact your dealer and have him fill out a Warranty Claim this is the only way to replace the right side header pipe.
Cody is offline  
October 12th, 2004, 06:48 PM   #6
Moderator
 
Joined: Oct 2002
From: Sunland, CA

Posts: 3,116
Thanks: 10

I Ride:
Thanks for your help,

I talked to my dealer not long after my original post about this issue, and he is still waiting to hear back from who ever it was that he talked to at Husaberg.

Json, I'll write to BMG off of their web site. I had noticed that Jedi was posting here a bit and thought he would see the post. I think he was out of town for a while, not sure. I'm just a little frustrated that they take so long to correct a problem sometimes.

Thanks again all, I'll give your suggestions a try. Thankfully, the tire rubbing does not keep me from riding the bike, it only makes contact on full compression. It's just something I'd like to get fixed asap.
DaleEO is offline  
October 13th, 2004, 07:10 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
JoeUSA's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2001
From: Pasadena Ca.

Posts: 1,355
Thanks: 0

I Ride:
Originally Posted by DaleEO
Thanks for your help,

Thanks again all, I'll give your suggestions a try. Thankfully, the tire rubbing does not keep me from riding the bike, it only makes contact on full compression. It's just something I'd like to get fixed asap.
Dale,

Does it just kiss the pipe at full compression, or come closer to locking up the wheel?

I was considering a left over 04 550 and don't want to have to hassle with a safety related warranty situation before I even ride it. I go through full compression on my 2000 FE all of the time in the desert. I would really not want to have the front tire start skidding in the whoops at speed.

Joe
JoeUSA is offline  
October 13th, 2004, 07:45 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Joined: Mar 2004
From: USA

Posts: 363
Thanks: 1

I Ride:
Please contact Brett Saunders (aka SuperMotoTeam) on this board via email if you are not getting satisfactory action through your Berg dealer. He is most helpful.

You can read this post for information:

http://www.husaberg.org/modules.php?...718&highlight=
PowerFiend is offline  
October 13th, 2004, 06:18 PM   #9
Moderator
 
Joined: Oct 2002
From: Sunland, CA

Posts: 3,116
Thanks: 10

I Ride:
Originally Posted by JoeUSA
Originally Posted by DaleEO
Thanks for your help,

Thanks again all, I'll give your suggestions a try. Thankfully, the tire rubbing does not keep me from riding the bike, it only makes contact on full compression. It's just something I'd like to get fixed asap.
Dale,

Does it just kiss the pipe at full compression, or come closer to locking up the wheel?

I was considering a left over 04 550 and don't want to have to hassle with a safety related warranty situation before I even ride it. I go through full compression on my 2000 FE all of the time in the desert. I would really not want to have the front tire start skidding in the whoops at speed.

Joe
Hi Joe,

The tire just kisses the header. It doesn't make the tire skid or anything like that. I too was worried about it stopping the front tire when I was riding, but, after several rubs, I found that it didn't apply any noticable braking effect.
DaleEO is offline  
October 13th, 2004, 06:21 PM   #10
Moderator
 
Joined: Oct 2002
From: Sunland, CA

Posts: 3,116
Thanks: 10

I Ride:
Originally Posted by PowerFiend
Please contact Brett Saunders (aka SuperMotoTeam) on this board via email if you are not getting satisfactory action through your Berg dealer. He is most helpful.

You can read this post for information:

http://www.husaberg.org/modules.php?...718&highlight=
Hi Powerfiend,

Thanks for the help!!! FC501east pm'd me with basically the same info. I wrote to Brett last night, and when I got home and checked my email this afternoon there was a thoughtful and helpful reply from Brett. I answered his email, so now we'll see what happens next.
DaleEO is offline  
Reply

  Husaberg Forum > Buy and Sell > Marketplace

Tags
2004, fe550, front, header, rubbing, tire



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front Brakes Gone After Changing Tire fljar Wheels and Tires 1 October 20th, 2011 06:19 AM
Header pipe rubbing on rear suspension spring 09 570 jed550e Exhausts 1 August 3rd, 2009 06:11 PM
Tire rubbing on muffler !! VIKING Exhausts 0 December 21st, 2006 10:21 PM
Tire rubbing muffler Huskyfatman Husaberg 6 April 9th, 2006 11:30 AM
Front tire vs header pipe andretheox Suspension 3 December 1st, 2004 06:37 AM


Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed